Thinking of renovating to increase the value of your property? Here are our top 5 best renovation ideas from across the world:
The Hamptons: All the elegance, grace and beauty
Inspired by the elegant and grand summer homes of Long Island, the Hampton-style design is quickly becoming one of the best renovation ideas that is trending in Australia. We already have the perfect weather conditions, great coastal areas and the right type of houses (think the Queenslander, California bungalow, and weatherboard). So why not bring Long Island elegance to good, old Aussie soil?
The fundamental element of The Hamptons is white upon white. Build on this with other decorative elements and accentuate with colours and textures. Floors are usually pale timbers with grey undertones, white-painted, white-washed, or distressed. If you must have carpet, choose sisal in neutral tones to evoke sandy shores and driftwood. The aim is effortless, casual coastal living. Perfect for a true Aussie lifestyle!
Little Italy: A tiny studio apartment becomes a must-buy property
Find inspiration from designer Jacques Grange’s restoration of a tiny Venice apartment with a million-dollar view of the Grand Canal. The owner is a jet setter who transmutes between Australia and London.
Miami Chic: How Camilla Mendes transform her mom’s home
Camilla Mendes of Riverdale describes her mom as the kind of woman who goes to the supermarket wearing stiletto heels. So how do you renovate the home of a woman with so much joie de vivre?
Start with a signature all-white palette in true Miami tradition. Then add warmth with furniture and fabrics.
Mendes who grew up in Florida experimented with a combination of mid-century modern and rustic. The result – a sophisticated home with a touch of rustic charm that blends perfectly together.
Back to nature: A home Greta Thunberg would happily live in
Located in remote Mahurangi Inlet, New Zealand, this finalist in the Home of the Year 2020 Award is intuitive.
Five separate shed-like dwellings fused into the rugged landscape and unite to form a home for architect Belinda George. Built from sunken timber found in nearby Mahurangi River, the home is wrapped in bright shiny corrugated steel. The final result is a stunningly visual home that looks new but feels old. Timber features prominently in this home – the exterior is totara, the living room is lined by kauri and the bedroom is matai.
Minimalist: Simply WOW
House Rules‘ is a pool of inspiration when it comes to the best renovation ideas. The latest episode challenged the contestants to create a ‘Wow’ in every room. The design theme was minimalism in jewel tones.
Minimalism calls for clean, clutter-free (think Marie Kondo!) and calming spaces. Monochrome is King in minimalism but a clever play of deeper rich tones can dial up the Wow factor in a room.
Inspired to renovate? The coronavirus lockdown is a brilliant time to start. When the nation re-opens your property will be ready to sell.
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